Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
to others, too. >> i feel like a nap. president obama is taking his message about the economy to the district. 'll te you what brought him to the southeast. and a live report from "30 >>> welcome back to news 4 at 4:00. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. president obama warned that the nation's economic future is threatened by what he calls a dangerous income disparity. he called for federal action to narrow the gaps, such as a hike in the minimum wage. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with the story for us. >> thanks, jim. federal action, which means spending, which means this is part of the budget battle. and here on capitol hill tonight, both sides, there's good news. both sides saying that it looks like they're closer to a two-year budget agreement. but president obama today was looking a lot longer term than that, and frankly looking to change what has been the subject of washington. >> the president widened his focused from obama care to the economic class. >> if you work hard, you should make a decent living. >> fewer americans are. income disparities a
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
,000 jobs last month. it's 20,000 more jobs than expected. the economy added jobs for four straight months. >>> tributes continue to pour in, the royal couple speaks out about nelson mandela. what they had to say moments after learning of his death. >>> we are live at the national christmas tree lighting. we'll show you the preparations under way and when you expect to see the first family. >>> it's likely going to be a rainy christmas tree lighting. >>> extremely sad and tragic news. we are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now. >> they expressed condolences to nelson mandela's family. they learned of the death after attending a screening of the new mandela movie. two of mandela's daughters were there, they learned of the death before the movie ended and asked for the movie to continue. >>> performers will take the stage on the ellipse for the preshow before the national christmas tree lighting ceremony. >> most of the crowd is already in their seats. the first family is expected within the hour.